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Data Protection Executive

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

20/06/2024

About the job

The Data Protection and Privacy (DPP) Department led by the Head of Group Privacy are keen to recruit an inquisitive and curious Data Protection Executive to help provide guidance and assurance to the business on compliance with its Data Protection responsibilities.

This is an exciting time to join our experienced and supportive team which has recently restructured to help Admiral Group Plc meet its Data Protection responsibilities in an increasingly data driven world. This is a role sitting in the newly formed Office of the DPO with responsibilities including Assurance and Communications and Training.

You will work across the whole Admiral Group of businesses and will primarily be responsible for helping identify data protection risks, testing and maturing controls and driving improvement as well as helping deliver wider team objectives and contribute to projects as they arise across the Office and wider DPP Team.

You will benefit from an in-house training programme, have support from management and have opportunity to develop in your role and more widely. 

Formal qualifications and experience in Data Protection are less important than a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and having a helpful and pragmatic mindset in contributing to an award-winning team.  

 

Main Duties

The role holder will:

  • Undertake Data Protection assurance reviews across different areas of the business to provide an assessment of control effectiveness and risk
  • Make reasoned and risk-based recommendations for improvement to senior management
  • Contribute to the development of the DPP Annual Assurance Plan 
  • Identify and gather information to help target areas of the business where further assurance may be required 
  • Undertake follow up reviews and report on ongoing risk
  • Work across the Group and gain an understanding of the different approaches to data protection within different jurisdictions 
  • Have an understanding of the Privacy Controls Framework (PCF), Group Data Protection Policy and Group Minimum Standards
  • Contribute to the wider work of the team by undertaking specific projects in Comms, Assurance and more widely across the function.
  • Work with wider Group Risk, Compliance and Privacy teams to coordinate effort and share insights
  • Keep up to date with latest legislation, regulations and case law in both Data Protection and more widely

  

Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have:

  • An understanding and ideally some exposure to Data Protection topics and related legislation
  • An understanding of the role of audit, risk or assurance functions
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels and become a trusted advisor
  • An enquiring nature with the ability to gather and assess written and verbal evidence and reach balanced conclusions 
  • Ability to write clear, concise and evidenced reports for varying audiences
  • Attention to detail with an analytical mindset
  • Highly organised with ability to undertake multiple projects and maintain evidential records
  • Understanding and pragmatic with the ability to appreciate and balance competing business risks
  • Works well within a team and supports others
  • Experience in the financial services sector 
  • An audit and/or Data Protection qualification

 

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here.

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